HOUSTON — July 27, 2016 — Flotek Industries Inc. announced today its intent to acquire International Polymerics Inc. (IPI) and affiliates, for consideration consisting of cash and Flotek common stock. The acquisition will be treated as an asset purchase for income taxation purposes. Included in the assets will be approximately $1.2 million in working capital.
Flotek will pay approximately $7.9 million in cash and issue approximately 248,000 shares of common stock as consideration for the acquisition.
Founded in 2004, IPI is based in Dalton, Ga., with a distribution center in Monahans, Texas, and is one of the largest domestic suppliers of natural polymers, including guar, to the oil and gas industry. IPI was founded by Donald Bramblett, a leading expert of natural polymers and the development of guar applications in the energy and textile trades. IPI’s proprietary guar processing systems have provided high-quality guar powder and slurry to oil and gas clients for nearly a decade in nearly every producing basin in the United States.
“We are pleased that Donald, Mark and their team have agreed in principal to become part of Flotek,” said John Chisholm, Flotek President Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The IPI team has worked hard over the past twelve years to build a resilient business focused on providing best-in-class polymers to the energy and textile industries. Donald Bramblett is widely regarded as one of the world’s top experts on natural polymers and guar, adding more firepower to Flotek’s leading oilfield chemistry research team. And, the addition of polymer chemistry and delivery systems to Flotek’s stable of oilfield chemistry allows us to further accelerate our Prescriptive Chemistry Management™ efforts, focused on providing total chemistry solutions for our clients’ wells. We look forward to integrating IPI into the Flotek family.”
Chisholm added, “IPI has high strategic value for Flotek in both the application of polymer chemistry to new, value-added oilfield chemistries as well for its core guar powder and slurries which serve as key delivery media for Flotek’s proprietary chemistries such as PrF™ and CnF® completion chemistries. This acquisition should allow us to accelerate our fluid systems development while adding-value and increasing margins in IPI’s core guar business using our direct distribution network.”
“Finally, we believe that the IPI acquisition opens the door to natural polymer applications in other industrial segments,” concluded Chisholm. “Moreover, the Monahans, Texas facility is advantageously located in the heart of the Permian Basin which provides a strategic base from which to operate Flotek’s regional chemistry operations, creating efficiencies not presently available.”
“In 12 years of operations, IPI has a solid profitability record and we believe will continue to focus on improving business operations and efficiencies as well as creating exceptional products that Flotek can market to its existing client base,” said Chisholm. “We also believe we have opportunities through innovation and our distribution network to meaningfully improve margins of the base business as well as create innovative, value-added products based on IPI’s polymer chemistry.”
Donald Bramblett will remain the President of IPI and will report to Josh Snively, Executive Vice President of Flotek who oversees the Company’s chemistry manufacturing efforts.
The transaction is scheduled to close coincident with the execution of the Stock Purchase Agreement and will become a part of Flotek’s Energy Chemistry reporting segment.
Posted July 27, 2016
Source: Flotek Industries